YOU CAN HELP! Literacy tutors needed at Beverly Park Elementary

January 17th, 2016 Tracy Posted in How to Help, Schools, White Center news Comments Off on YOU CAN HELP! Literacy tutors needed at Beverly Park Elementary

Can you spare some time to help students improve their reading skills? Reading Partners is looking for you – on behalf of 36 students awaiting tutors at Beverly Park Elementary School:

Reading Partners is a nonprofit literacy organization that recruits and trains community volunteers to work one-on-one with elementary students who are behind grade level benchmarks in reading. At each of our school sites we have a dedicated reading center where all tutoring takes place. Volunteers are asked to commit to as little as one-hour of tutoring each week. We ask that each volunteer commits to the same one-hour to work with the same student weekly. During every session tutors follow a structured, research-based curriculum with the support of a full-time AmeriCorps Site Coordinator. Additionally, we offer initial and on-going training and support for every volunteer.

Anyone interested in getting involved can follow this link to sign up or contact Reading Partners at volunteerSEA@readingpartners.org.

RP says Beverly Park (1201 South 104th) has 36 students awaiting a tutor. Tutoring runs 10 am-3:35 pm Mondays-Thursdays.

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Dine for a good cause! White Center Kiwanis and New Start Key Club invite you to this year’s Baked Potato Dinner

January 7th, 2016 Tracy Posted in How to Help, White Center Kiwanis Club, White Center news Comments Off on Dine for a good cause! White Center Kiwanis and New Start Key Club invite you to this year’s Baked Potato Dinner

Coming up in a week!

The New Start Alternative High School Key Club in the Highline School District will again, in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of White Center, hold its Annual Baked Potato Dinner complete with loaded baked potatoes, salad, beverage and dessert, and music from the Tes Thomas Band.

The event this year will be Thursday evening, January 14, 2016, running from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The address is 614 SW 120th.

TICKETS for the event may be obtained in advance and/or at the door. ADULTS are $15 or two for $25. There is a sponsorship option – for $50 you will receive formal recognition as well as 5 tickets. Children under 5 are as usual free. For additional information and/or ticket purchase, please contact any member of the White Center Kiwanis and/or Bill Tracy. The latter may be reached at this email address, billnancytracy@aol.com, or 206-248-2441, and/or 11514-21 st Place Sw, Burien, 98146. We look forward to seeing you there.

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TURKEYS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! White Center Food Bank needs you on Wednesday

November 24th, 2015 Tracy Posted in How to Help, White Center Food Bank, White Center news Comments Off on TURKEYS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! White Center Food Bank needs you on Wednesday

One more day to make sure hundreds of local families can celebrate the holiday with a traditional meal … First, the White Center Food Bank needs more turkeys, and you can bring them by 8:30 am-7 pm on Wednesday. If you can spare some time, they also need help distributing food Wednesday afternoon/evening:

Volunteers needed Wednesday, 4:30-8 pm. It’s holiday distribution time again at the White Center Food Bank and we are currently short volunteers for the afternoon/evening of November 25 to pass out food to clients. We get set up at 4:30 pm. We distribute food from 5:00 to 7:30 pm and then clean up. Families welcome. If you can help, please call Audrey at 206-762-2848 or e-mail audrey@whitecenterfoodbank.org

WCFB is at 10829 8th SW.

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GIVE THE GIFT OF TURKEY! How to help the White Center Food Bank before Thanksgiving

November 13th, 2015 Tracy Posted in How to Help, White Center Food Bank, White Center news Comments Off on GIVE THE GIFT OF TURKEY! How to help the White Center Food Bank before Thanksgiving

Just in from the White Center Food Bank – how to help ensure that their clients have a happy holiday:

This year the wholesale price of turkey has gone up to $1.29- $1.49, so it’s harder for us to provide our clients with a whole Thanksgiving meal. However, many grocery stores are offering 1-2 turkeys for much less expensive prices (for example, Target has Market Pantry turkeys for $.69/pound, or Butterball turkeys for $.99/pound, each limit two), and so we’re asking our community to contribute!

There are four ways to get a turkey to our clients:

1) Come to the White Center Food Bank (10829 8th Ave SW) tomorrow, Saturday, November 13, between 2-4 pm, to drop off turkeys with our Executive Director Rick Jump; or

2) Stop by the White Center Food Bank during our regular business hours (Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, and Wednesday until 8 pm) to drop off turkeys with our receptionists; or

3) Come by Fauntleroy United Church of Christ (Fauntleroy UCC at 9140 California Ave SW) next Sunday, November 22, from 10 am to 12 pm, to drop off a turkey at our Mobile Food Bank truck in their parking lot; or

4) Financial gifts are always appreciated, and you can donate online at whitecenterfoodbank.org/donate

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CANCELED: HALLOWEEN 2015: Go (helpfully) haunt White Center Heights Park!

October 29th, 2015 Tracy Posted in How to Help, Parks, White Center news Comments Off on CANCELED: HALLOWEEN 2015: Go (helpfully) haunt White Center Heights Park!

FRIDAY UPDATE: This has been canceled because of the storm, we’re told.

EARLIER: Here’s a unique way to spend part of your Halloween this Saturday:

Join King County Parks staff for a family-friendly volunteer event at White Center Heights Park on Saturday, October 31st – Halloween, from 10 am-2 pm!

We will be planting in the park to help build a healthier forest for all of us to enjoy! There will be a nature scavenger hunt for children, along with a Halloween treat. Come and learn about the plants and animals of this great neighborhood park, have fun and help your community thrive! Costumes are welcome, but may get dirty or muddy.

Please contact Lina Rose, Volunteer Coordinator, for more information and/or to sign up, 206.491.5014lina.rose@kingcounty.gov – as we will need to know how many people to expect so we can bring enough tools and TREATS!

Here’s where to go – the entrance off 7th SW at the corner of SW 102nd st. and 7th Ave SW.

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SATURDAY: Volunteer at North Shorewood Park!

October 5th, 2015 Tracy Posted in How to Help, Parks, White Center news Comments Off on SATURDAY: Volunteer at North Shorewood Park!

You want to be there – just a little time can make a big difference:

It’s happening 10 am-2 pm next Saturday (October 10th) – lots more information, including what to bring (and a map, if you’re not already familiar with North Shorewood Park), on this flyer.

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YOU CAN HELP! Buy your ticket ASAP for White Center Food Bank’s Harvest Dinner

October 1st, 2015 Tracy Posted in How to Help, White Center Food Bank, White Center news Comments Off on YOU CAN HELP! Buy your ticket ASAP for White Center Food Bank’s Harvest Dinner

Just two weeks until the biggest night of the year for the White Center Food Bank and its supporters – and ultimately, the people it helps day in and day out:

The White Center Food Bank’s 11th Annual Harvest Dinner & Auction is coming up on October 17th at South Seattle College’s Brockey Center. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and helps us to continuing feeding our community; in 2014, we served 64,473 people from White Center, West Seattle, and Burien. The auction is really fantastic this year, with items ranging from restaurant gift cards to a week in Mallorca, Spain, and everything inbetween; the dinner is a delicious steak and salmon entrée (vegetarian also available). Tickets are on sale RIGHT NOW! Last year, the event sold out, and we hope for the same this year. Information, tickets, and a preview of items up for bid, all available at whitecenterfoodbank.maestroweb.com

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Help for 10-year-old storm victim’s family

September 1st, 2015 Tracy Posted in burien, How to Help, White Center news Comments Off on Help for 10-year-old storm victim’s family

While the weekend windstorm inconvenienced many, cutting the power for hours, one nearby family suffered an unimaginably heartbreaking permanent loss: A falling branch killed a 10-year-old girl, a student at Burien’s Cedarhurst Elementary, while she was at a friend’s house in Federal Way. A reader asked if we would share the link to an online fund set up to help Samara‘s family cope with their loss – here’s the link.

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Spoke & Food bicycle-to-dinner benefit next Tuesday, with one White Center stop

July 22nd, 2015 Tracy Posted in How to Help, restaurants, White Center news Comments Off on Spoke & Food bicycle-to-dinner benefit next Tuesday, with one White Center stop

Next Tuesday night (July 28th), ride to dinner at Proletariat Pizza in downtown White Center 5-9 pm and 20 percent of your tab will go to Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. It’s the annual Spoke & Food bicycle-to-dinner benefit, and Proletariat Pizza is the lone White Center stop this year. If you’re a bit further north, or thinking of riding out of the neighborhood, The Westy Sports and Spirits in West Seattle is participating too. (Note that The Westy is 21+, while Proletariat is all-ages.)

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You can help! ‘Work together to make North Shorewood Park awesome’

July 3rd, 2015 Tracy Posted in How to Help, Parks, White Center news Comments Off on You can help! ‘Work together to make North Shorewood Park awesome’

(April 2015 photo by Gill: Volunteer working at North Shorewood Park)
North Shorewood Park needs you! One week from tomorrow, spend part of your day there with your fellow community members – 9 am-1 pm on Saturday, July 11th, to be specific. The invitation comes from Lina @ King County Parks:

Join King County Parks staff and community members at this wonderful White Center park as we work together to make North Shorewood Park awesome. Our goal is to make the park a healthier and safer place for people and animals so that our community can enjoy this lovely forest. We will be digging out aggressive plants that are doing damage to the health of the park. As part of the event, we will also walk the trails as a group and I will share information about the great native plants that are growing in the park.

Young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Any minors attending the event without a parent or legal guardian must also bring a signed youth waiver to event in order to participate. Please contact Lina Rose, lina.rose@kingcounty.gov, 206.491.5014, for a copy of the waiver, more information, and to sign up.

North Shorewood Park is at 10061 21st SW.

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Mark your calendar! White Center Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast on July 19th

June 30th, 2015 Tracy Posted in Holy Family, How to Help, White Center Kiwanis Club, White Center news 2 Comments »

From Audrey Zemke:

White Center Kiwanis is holding its pancake breakfast on Sunday, July 19th from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm at Holy Family School (9615 20th Ave SW). Tickets are available at the door for $7.00 per person or $5.00 for tickets purchased before July 19 or at the door with a coupon. Kids 5 and under eat free.

Purchase tickets at the breakfast to win one of a dozen baskets. The pancake breakfast will be a collection point for diapers for WestSide Baby as well. White Center Kiwanis helps kids and youth in the White Center area by supporting Key Clubs at New Start and Evergreen High Schools, Highline Exchange Club, Salvation Army, Southwest Boys & Girls Club, Westside Baby and White Center Food Bank. If you wish to purchase table sponsorships or advertise on the placemat, please contact Bill Tracy at 248-2441 or billnancytracy@aol.com.

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White Center, West Seattle, South Park nonprofits you can support during today’s GiveBIG donation drive, including ‘Dine Out For Hunger’ for WC Food Bank

May 5th, 2015 Tracy Posted in How to Help, White Center news Comments Off on White Center, West Seattle, South Park nonprofits you can support during today’s GiveBIG donation drive, including ‘Dine Out For Hunger’ for WC Food Bank

Again this year, dozens of area nonprofits are participating in today’s GiveBIG one-day donate-a-thon coordinated by the Seattle Foundation. The money you give TODAY ONLY to any or all of the participating nonprofits goes beyond face value – it boosts their eligibility for a “stretch pool” of partial matching funds, to be distributed proportionately depending on how much each participating organization raises during GiveBIG, by 11:59 pm tonight.

VERY IMPORTANT: You **must** donate through the special pages all participants have on the GiveBIG website, NOT via the organizations’ own websites. So here’s our list of those special pages for participating White Center, West Seattle, and South Park-based or -founded/-connected nonprofits. The special links take you to pages on the Seattle Foundation website with background information, as well as the donation links to use for this one-day event. Please also note that some organizations require an extra step – the “go here” link takes you to their “fiscal sponsor” or parent organization and then you MUST write the local org’s name in the “comments” area. (P.S. Please let us know if we missed a WC, WS, or SP-based organization – post a comment or e-mail us ASAP at whitecenternow@gmail.com so we can check it out – thanks!)

ART FOR ANIMALS’ SAKEgo here

ARTS CORPSgo here

ARTSWESTgo here

CITIZENS FOR OFF-LEASH AREASgo here

DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATIONgo here

DENNY-SEALTH PERFORMING ARTSgo here

DISABILITY RIGHTS WASHINGTONgo here

DUWAMISH RIVER CLEANUP COALITION/TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUPgo here

DUWAMISH ROWING CLUBgo here

DUWAMISH TRIBAL SERVICESgo here

EARTH MINISTRY go here

EMPOWER MENTORING PROGRAMgo here

ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION OF SOUTH SEATTLEgo here

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CENTERgo here

EXPLORER WEST MIDDLE SCHOOLgo here

FAUNTLEROY CHILDREN’S CENTERgo here

FEESTgo here

FREE2LUVgo here

FRIENDS OF SEALTH – IB SCHOLARSHIP FUNDgo here

FURRY FACES FOUNDATIONgo here

HIGHLINE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCEgo here

HOLY ROSARY PARISH SCHOOL go here

INVEST IN YOUTHgo here

K-5 STEM PTAgo here

KILLER WHALE TALESgo here

KING COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM FOUNDATIONgo here

KOL HANESHAMAHgo here

LEGAL COUNSEL FOR YOUTH AND CHILDRENgo here

MARRA FARM COALITIONgo here

MULTI-COMMUNITIES (M.I.C.) go here

NATURE CONSORTIUMgo here

NAVOSgo here

NEIGHBORHOOD FARMERS MARKETSgo here

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSEgo here

NONFICTION MEDIAgo here

NORTHWEST CENTERgo here

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SCHOOLgo here

PLUMBERS WITHOUT BORDERSgo here

PONGO PUBLISHINGgo here

PROVIDENCE MOUNT ST. VINCENT FOUNDATIONgo here

PUGET SOUNDKEEPER ALLIANCEgo here

REEL GRRLSgo here

ROOTS OF EMPATHY USA go here

SAFE FUTURES YOUTH CENTERgo here

SCHOOL OF ACROBATICS AND NEW CIRCUS ARTSgo here

SEAL SITTERS go here and in the comments area, write that you’re donating for Seal Sitters

SEA MAR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERSgo here

SEATTLE CHINESE GARDEN SOCIETYgo here

SEATTLE GLEE CLUBSgo here

SEATTLE PARKS FOUNDATIONgo here

SEATTLE POLICE FOUNDATIONgo here

SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATIONgo here

SEATTLE SINGLE PARENT ADVOCACY COUNSELING ENRICHMENTgo here

SEATTLE YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRASgo here

SENIOR CENTER OF WEST SEATTLEgo here and write “Senior Center of West Seattle” in the “comments” area

SOUTH PARK AREA REDEVELOPMENT COMMITTEEgo here

SOUTH PARK INFORMATION AND RESOURCE CENTERgo here

SOUTH PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONgo here

SOUTH PARK SENIOR CITIZENSgo here

SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE FOUNDATIONgo here

SOUTHWEST SEATTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETYgo here

SOUTHWEST YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICESgo here

SPORTS IN SCHOOLSgo here

TECHNOLOGY ACCESS FOUNDATIONgo here

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES CORPSgo here

THE CABIRIgo here

THE ILLUMINATIO PROJECTgo here and specify in the comments area that it’s for The Illuminatio Project

THE MISSION TO SEAFARERSgo here

THE SALVATION ARMY – KING COUNTYgo here

THE SERVICE BOARDgo here

THE VILLAGE OF HOPEgo here

THE WHALE TRAILgo here

THEATER SIMPLEgo here

TOTEM STARgo here

TRANSITIONAL RESOURCESgo here (TR’s board is matching the first $2,500 donated)

TWELFTH NIGHT PRODUCTIONSgo here

VIVACE CHAMBER PLAYERSgo here

WEST SEATTLE BE PREPAREDgo here and write the organization’s name in “comments”

WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS NETWORKgo here and write the organization’s name in “comments”

WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANKgo here

WEST SEATTLE HELPLINEgo here

WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION ASSOCIATIONgo here

WESTSIDE BABYgo here

WESTSIDE SCHOOLgo here

WESTSIDE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATIONgo here

WHITE CENTER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATIONgo here

WHITE CENTER FOOD BANKgo here – and again this year, WCFB has an added event on GiveBIG day, Dine Out For Hunger:

Dine out on May 5, 2015, and these restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to the White Center Food Bank!

Company Bar
Full Tilt Ice Cream (White Center location)
Mac’s Triangle Pub
Meander’s
Proletariat Pizza
Zippy’s Giant Burgers (White Center AND Georgetown locations)

These wonderful restaurants will donate to us through giveBIG, so their donations will be stretched and matched, too!

WHIT PRESSgo here

YES FOUNDATION OF WHITE CENTERgo here

WEST SEATTLE/FAUNTLEROY YMCAgo to the YMCA of Greater Seattle donation page and write in the comments that it’s for the West Seattle YMCA

YOUTH FOR SOCIAL JUSTICEgo here

YOUTH MEDIA INSTITUTEgo here

YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION NETWORKgo here

YWCA OF SEATTLE-KING COUNTYgo here

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Dine Out For Hunger and help White Center Food Bank on GiveBIG day Tuesday

May 4th, 2015 Tracy Posted in Food, How to Help, White Center news Comments Off on Dine Out For Hunger and help White Center Food Bank on GiveBIG day Tuesday

Tomorrow’s the annual GiveBIG donate-a-thon, and you can help the White Center Food Bank via “Dine Out For Hunger,” as announced by WCFB:

Dine out on May 5, 2015, and these restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to the White Center Food Bank!

Company Bar
Full Tilt Ice Cream (White Center location)
Mac’s Triangle Pub
Meander’s
Proletariat Pizza
Zippy’s Giant Burgers (White Center AND Georgetown locations)

These wonderful restaurants will donate to us through giveBIG, so their donations will be stretched and matched, too!

When GiveBIG starts just after midnight tonight, we’ll also have a list of participating local nonprofits, as usual.

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WestSide Baby making an emergency move – still in White Center – so it can keep helping kids and families

April 19th, 2015 Tracy Posted in How to Help, WestSide Baby, White Center news 1 Comment »

Earlier this month, on partner site West Seattle Blog, we reported on a small fire with a big effect on WestSide Baby‘s operations – shutting down the WS Baby volunteer/donation center in White Center, from which the nonprofit serves thousands of families around the area. The resulting power outage isn’t fixed yet. So WS Baby’s executive director Nancy Woodland has announced they’re making an emergency move – not far, but it leaves them in urgenet need of multiple types of help:

On April 9, WestSide Baby’s main facility in White Center experienced a small electrical fire that eliminated power for our donation and volunteer center. This means we’ve been unable to fill orders for 350 children per week as the building is completely dark, cold and unsafe. Because this is not the first time this building has had major maintenance issues, we have decided to take a brave step and move our entire operation within the next week because leaving children in the lurch is unacceptable to us.

To get up and running as soon as possible, over the next 10 days we are moving our main donation and volunteer operations across the street into a warehouse where we have been storing diapers! We plan to open our doors at 10002 14th Ave SW by April 27.

This is a plan we have been working on for some time and had actually hoped to execute this summer. Because of the fire and resulting urgency, we have now divided it into Phases and we’ll start a little earlier than we expected by moving one component of our organization now. We’re excited to share updates on Phase 2 and 3 soon. It’s going to be great and we hope you will be excited to participate in our growth!

We have a list of opportunities for you to support this effort with your time or treasure. Both are critical at this point in order for us to be able to get back up and running and filling orders as soon as possible.

You can donate now at WestSideBaby.org to help us with the following things to get set up quickly:

Critical for Phase 1:

Shelving – $5000 Total ($300/each)
Signage – $2000
Pallet Stacker – Rent or Purchase
Canvas Bins – $1000 Total ($250 each)
Moving and Storage Expenses – $10,000

Things we’ll need for Phase 2 -3:

Moving Expenses – $15k
Industrial Carpet/Flooring
Painting help
Lumber

We will also have Volunteer Opportunities:

Tuesday, April 21 6-7 pm Car Seat moving
Friday, April 24 3-6 pm Shelf Assembly
Saturday, April 25 10 – 5 Moving!!
Sunday, April 26 9 – 5 Deconstruction of old facilty and clean up
Soon after – a small masonry and curb installation project needs a skilled professional

Contact Volunteer Manager, Shana Allen (shana@westsidebaby.org), if you are interested! We have some flexibility with this schedule and we anticipate more things unfolding this week. These are all physical projects.

To help us with backlog – we anticipate announcing additional Sorting Frenzies and Order Filling Opportunities the week of April 27. Let Shana know if you want to be on the lists to receive those updates!!

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PHOTOS: Friends of North Shorewood Park do some cleaning up

April 12th, 2015 Tracy Posted in How to Help, Parks, White Center news 1 Comment »

Thanks to Gill for sharing photos of Saturday’s volunteer cleanup at North Shorewood Park. Half a dozen dedicated volunteers made progress:

They’re hoping for even more help when they do it again in July – watch for official announcements!

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VIDEO: 2015 White Center 5K in semi-surprise sunshine

March 28th, 2015 Tracy Posted in How to Help, White Center 5K, White Center news 1 Comment »

After a rainy night, semi-surprise sunshine greeted the third annual White Center 5K this morning. Our video, above, shows the runners/walkers heading out from the starting line at White Center Heights Park. One thing that sets it apart from many other 5Ks is the superhero theme – and costume-clad participants were all for it:

The White Center 5K is a benefit for local nonprofits, including the White Center Food Bank, whose development director Kristina Dahl (in our photo, below, with executive director Rick Jump) was in Wonder Woman costume:

Also benefiting: The White Center Community Development Association and the YES Foundation of White Center. Community members joining in the 5K included local businesspeople like the Albaeck family from Proletariat Pizza:

For the 276 participants who wore timers, the results are already up on this page – the top male finisher was 42-year-old Steven Colmus, at 22:42, and top female finisher was 35-year-old Alisha Winger at 24:56. Top listed youth finisher was 12-year-old Tessa Surface at 31:21. Congratulations to all!

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Tomorrow! White Center 5K – not too late to participate

March 27th, 2015 Tracy Posted in Fun, How to Help, White Center news Comments Off on Tomorrow! White Center 5K – not too late to participate

(WCN photo from 2014)
Saturday morning brings the third annual White Center 5K, and even if you’re not signed up already, you can be part of it! Though online registration is over, you can sign up on site starting at 8 am (the 5K starts at 9) at White Center Heights Park (7th SW/SW 102nd). Local nonprofits are the beneficiaries.

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White Center Eagles invite you to breakfast to help the Evergreen Wolverines baseball team

February 27th, 2015 Tracy Posted in How to Help, Schools, Sports, White Center news Comments Off on White Center Eagles invite you to breakfast to help the Evergreen Wolverines baseball team

The Evergreen Wolverines need you to help them take the field for this year’s high-school baseball season. Simple and tasty way to do that – breakfast, one week from tomorrow! Here’s the announcement:

The White Center Eagles Club (FOE) is holding a fundraising breakfast on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the White Center Eagles Club located at 10452 15th Ave. SW, in support of the Evergreen High School boys’ baseball team – the “Wolverines.”

Because of recent thefts of equipment and lack of funding, the team is in desperate need of basic equipment and field improvements to field a team this season. Baseball lovers from Southwest Seattle, White Center, Burien, SeaTac and surrounding areas are asked to contribute to help put a team on the field for 2015. Members of the team and coaching staff will be present to help serve breakfast. For any further information please contact the White Center Eagles Club at 206-248-1400.

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White Center Food Bank needs your help on New Year’s Eve!

December 26th, 2014 Tracy Posted in How to Help, White Center Food Bank, White Center news Comments Off on White Center Food Bank needs your help on New Year’s Eve!

Can you answer the call?

Volunteers able to lift between 20 and 50 pounds are needed at 9:00 am Wednesday, December 31 to help the White Center Food Bank do inventory. The inventory will take place at 10829 8th Ave SW. Volunteers should dress for a warehouse and wear closed-toe shoes. Available? Contact Audrey Zemke at audrey@whitecenterfoodbank.org or 206-762-2848.

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Help for the holidays: White Center Food Bank can use some from you, ASAP

October 25th, 2014 Tracy Posted in How to Help, White Center Food Bank, White Center news Comments Off on Help for the holidays: White Center Food Bank can use some from you, ASAP

From Audrey @ White Center Food Bank:

MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO HUNGRY FAMILIES AT THE WHITE CENTER FOOD BANK

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of hungry families in the community? White Center Food Bank needs volunteers every weekday and food for the holidays.

You can be on the front lines of hunger by coming to the food bank to pass out food. In an average distribution, we see 40 to 70 families who receive meat, food staples, milk, egg and produce. Including set up and clean up this shift takes about 4 hours. We need help Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 9:00 am.

Like to lift boxes? You can help in the warehouse on Tuesdays when we load and unload trucks and organize the warehouse. The work starts around 10:00 am and can last until 2:00 pm or longer depending on the amount of donations.

If you have a clean driving record and can lift 40 pounds, we would love to have you drive the food bank van to local businesses to pick up donations. We regularly pick up from Safeway, QFC, Starbucks, Super Saver, Essential Bakery and other generous businesses. Thursday morning is the shift you can help the most but other days especially around the holidays are busy too. If you’re not sure if this is right for you, I can arrange a ride along as helper so you can get an idea of the experience.

The holidays are coming up and the White Center Food Bank would like to provide the fixings for holiday meals for about 600 families each of the next two months. You can help by providing turkeys, boxed stuffing, canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, whole olives, canned yams or sweet potatoes, and pudding or jello mixes or by donating online at www.whitecenterfoodbank.org and designating your donation for holiday food.

Your help is important to be able to provide clients with good customer service and holiday food. Email or call me to get involved.

Audrey Zemke
Operations Manager
White Center Food Bank
(206) 762-2848

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